University of San Francisco
San Francisco, CA, USA

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Affordability and Cost

Average Net Price Average net price for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates paying the in-state or in-district tuition rate who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution. Other sources of grant aid are excluded. Aid awarded anytime during the full aid year is included.

Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state or local government, or institutional grant and scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies and the weighted average room and board and other expenses.
$32,210
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$25,525
$30k - $48k
$26,208
$48k - $75k
$32,923
$75k - $110k
$34,630
$110k+
$43,525
Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$48,066
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$48,066
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$14,830
Books and Supplies
$1,600
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: onestop@usfca.edu

Aid & Grants

0
100
74%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
24%
Average Aid Per Year
$27,943
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
24%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,970
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$23,895
Students receiving state aid
21%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$8,773
Students receiving federal aid
26%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,970
Average Grant & Scholarship By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$42,767
$30k - $48k
$40,051
$48k - $75k
$36,587
$75k - $110k
$29,519
$110k+
$18,103
Total Needs Based Scholarships/Grants Total amount of grant or scholarship aid awarded to all undergraduates from the federal government, state/local government, the institution, and other sources known to the institution.
$1,094,520
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$21,658,613

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
56%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$7,945
Students receiving federal loans
55%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,302
Average Other Loans Per Year
$22,000
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$21,953
Loan Default Rate
5%
US National: 7%
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$266

What Students Are Saying

3.83 Average Rating
Though expensive, definitely worth it. Even more so than the school is the expenses of living in San Francisco, which one has to take into account.
Genevieve from Apollo Beach, FL
USF offers a variety of scholarships offered at different values. One of the scholarships I am interested in is there music scholarship. I was told to wait for my letter or acceptance (or rejection) *hopefully, I get in* and what you do is mail in a package that has a CD of a recording of your voice singing at least 4 different language songs. You also need to include a head shot, so the staff can connect the voice to the face. Another thing you include is a letter of reference, en essay of how passionate you are for the arts and music, and lastely an arts resume-so the staff knows what type of a performer they will be working with.
Laura from Tustin, CA
Even though our tuition is high, even with all the grants, scholarships, and financial aid, I'm getting what I'm paying for. My teachers have done a great job with making sure that we as students know that they're there to answer our questions and help us succeed. They always encourage us going to office hours or give us resources, such as tutoring sessions, The class sizes do pay off because not only do your professors tend to get to know you more, you have the ability to get more attention from them if you need it. The other stuff that we pay for, like our facilities and food and recreational equipment, are pretty well-kept.
Samantha from San Jose, CA
I am paying A LOT of money to go hear but I think it is worth it considering the opportunities this University and the city provide.
Dean from Fernley, NV
Simply put: USF is expensive school. The reason why it is so expensive is because they only hire the best professors, have a great location, have up to date and advanced facilities, and is, in general, a great school. So, you get for what you pay for. You pay for a free bus pass, a brand new gym which is free to students, awesome classes, and awesome staff that care about your future. Every penny is spent well.
Warren from Los Angeles
It is expensive to attend USF. For me, I spend zero dollars to go here because I am a Gates Millennium Scholar and got a few other scholarships. However, invest in your education. Invest in a school that is worth it. USF may be expensive, but tuition is the same for in-state and out-of-state students. And, you really get the most bang for your buck. You get to attend games free, we have a yearly concert that only costs us ten bucks. We have access to a high-quality gym, there are many activities, field trips in some classes, resources there for you, small classes, highly-qualified teachers, a clean and safe campus, and much more.
Amie from Phoenix, AZ
The university provide a good financial aid. They have numerous scholarships sources and they are always there when you have money problems
Johnley from Sunnyvale, CA